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the images in the reproduction, or which may
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la marge Interieure.
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within the text. Whenever poaaitile, these have
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pages blanches ajouMes kns dune restauratkxi
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The Navy League of Canada
BRITISH COLUMBIA DIYISION
1. A thoroughly organized educational campaign throughout
Canada in matters pertaining to the Navy and Mercantile Marine.
2. To raise funds for the relief of British and Canadian sailori
and their dependents, for Sailors' Homes, Institutes and Hospitals
in Canada and throughout the Empire.
3. To encourage volunteer Naval Brigades for boys and
young men in which they can receive practical and theoretical
instruction in seamanship to prepare them for service in our
1. To disseminate among the people of Canada a knowledge
of the necessity and use of sea power as the keystone of Empire
and National defence and commercial prosperity.
2. The advocacy of a policy that Canada shall assume her
proper share of the cost and maintenance of prot<iCting her own
trade routes and coast defences.
3. The advocacy of a marine policy that will tend to build
up our mercantile tonnage.
4. The advocacy of the establishment of a naval reserve force
• composed of Canadian officers and men who have served either in
the Imperial or Canadian Naval forces.
5. The support of all just claims of ofKcers and men of the
Royal Canadian Navy and its auxiliaries with regard to pay and
pensions, and that merchant officers and men in times of war be
put on an equal footing with regard to pay and pensions with
officers and men of the Royal Canadian Navy.
6. The support of Sailors' Institutes in Canadian ports to
better the conditions of the merchant seamen when ashore.
7. The application of steady pressure upon Parliament and
the Government for the most efficient administration of the Depart-
ment of Naval Service, and the abandonment of the present system
of the portfolio of Marine, Fisheries and Naval Defence being under
8. The application of steady pressure upon all citizens enjoy-
ing the Canadian Franchise to see to it that our public men and
Members of Parliament SHALL INSIST UPON THE ADMIN-
ISTRATION OF OUR MARITIME POLICY BEING FREE
FROM PARTISAN ACTION.
9. The encouragement and extension of Naval Colleges and
of the Boys' Naval Brigade Movement, and the establishment of
proper training institutions, with a view to the preparation of boys
and men for a sea-faring career, to the ultimate end that all
Canadian ships shall be manned by British-born and THE
ELIMINATION OF ALIENS FROM THE MERCANTILE
Fact— Five hundred years before the Battle of Jutland, the
Parliament of England resolved :
"The Navy is the chief support of the wealth, the busi-
ness, and the whole prosperity of the land."
Prophecy — Fifty-eight years before Nelson won the Battle of
the Nile "Rule Britannia" was sung for the first time :
"To thee belongs the rural reign;
Thy cities shall with commerce shine;
All thine shall be the subject main,
And every shore it circles, thine."
Fulfilment — Admiral Lord Beatty, who received the sur-
rendered German Fleet, November 21st, 1918, speaking with
knowledge of the Fact and as an agent in the fulfillment of the
"We (the British Empire) came into being by the sea,
and we cannot exist without the sea."
This last is the Faith of the Navy League of Canada, and WE
WANT YOUR SUPPORT. Will you join?
With reference to our Educational Campaign, which we are
caiVying on in British Columbia, it is well to state first and fore-
most that WE HAVE THE SUPPORT AND BACKING OF
THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT, WHO GRANTED US
THE SUM OP $1,000.00 TO ASSIST IN THE FURTHERANCE
OF OUR WORK LAST YEAR.
The Government has also endorsed our reader, "Flag and
Fleet," which it is placing in the Public Schools as a supplementary
reader. A lecturer is sent around the Province, visiting the schools
and giving illustrated lectures on Naval and Mercantile subjects,
following which essays are written by the senior classes and prize?
are awarded in each of the following :
1. Entrance Class. 2. Junior Fourth Class.
The Prizes are as follows ;
lit Priie — A Photograph, 16" x 20" (a reproduction of one of
the large Naval Photographs recently on exhibition throughout
the Dominion), framed in oak, and attached to the frame is a brass
plate bearing the name of the winner and the words:
The Navy League of Canada
This picture remains the property of the school and hangs on
the wall of the classroom of which the successful pupil was at the
time a member.
The pupils themselves get a book on some Naval or Maritime
subject, together with a certificate.
2nd Prize — A book and a certificate.
3rd Prize — A certificate.
Up to the time of going to press some 150 schools have been
visited, and some thirty or forty thousand children spoken to.
Schools who have availed themselves of our competition so far
Victoria and District.
New Westminster and District.
Duncan and District.
Crow's Nest, Kootenay and Okanagan Districts.
Prince Rupert, and others.
In places too remote for the Navy League to visit on account
of the expense, the Department of Education has agreed to instruct
their Inspector to have the schools write essays following instruc-
tion from the reader "Flag and Fleet," the teachers to submit the
best three to Navy League Headquarters, when prizes will be
given in the shape of books and certificates.
We are hoping thii year to touch a great many ichoolf ai
yet not viiited. With thia object in view we now have a reprc-
■entative who give» the major portion of his time to that particular
work. Adult meetings are alio addressed, and wherever possible
Branches of the League are formed.
At present we have 22 Branches in the Province, including the
most important centres, such as Victoria, Vancouver, New West-
minster, Nanaimo, Revelstoke, Nelson, Trail, Atlin, Prince Rupert,
Vernon, Kelowna, Na,cusp, and other important points.
Our membership is at present about 5,000 in the Province, and
is increasikig every day.
We are constantly receiving letters from various School Boards
and principals expressing their appreciation of the value of our
lectures from an educational standpoint of view.
We are endeavouring to get one of our pictures placed in
every school in the Province eventually, but to do this entails a
heavy expense, and as ojr funds are all obtained by voluntary sub-
scription and membership, UNLESS THE PUBLIC SUPPORT
US BY BECOMING MEMBERS OR SUBSCRIBINO TO OUR
FUNDS, THE NATIONAL WORK WE ARE TRYING TO
ACCOMPLISH MUST NECESSARILY BE CURTAILED.
With reference to our Institutes, we have one in British
Columbia, situated at the Port of Vancouver, and which involved
the expenditure of some $75,000.
This institute is operated and maintained wholly by the Navy
League of Canada, and attends to the wants and welfare of any
This Institute requires funds for maintenance, and practically
the only source of revenue it has is that furnished by voluntary
subscription, and such moneys as can from time to time be raised
by concerts, dances, entertainments, etc.
Your membership fee or donation is used for these purposes,
but any donation can be specially earmarked for any one particular
We also render aid to the widows and dependents of sailors
wherever possible, and where the case is found to be deserving.
When the S.S. Princess Sophia foundered two years ago with the
loss of all hands, the Dominion Council of the Navy League granted
$5,000.00 to the British Columbia Division for relief pu"rposes, and
we are still able to help some of the dependents of members of
the Sophia's crew by paying them a small monthly pension.
Attention is also given to sick sailors in Hospital throughout the
With the object in view o- -nnnning our Mercantile Marine
with British subjects, to the elimination of alien crews, we are
conducting Boys Naval Brigades.
At the present we have strong Brigades in Victoria, Vancouver,
Nanaimo, Trail and Kaslo.
The boys are under the supervision of ex-naval officers and
instructors, and are given a grounding in the rudiments of seaman-
ship, which prepares them for the Mercantile Marine. The tuition
is gratis, although m Victoria the parents of the boys were so
impressed with the benefits received from the training that they
voluntarily agreed to pay the sum of 50c per month towards the
expense of carrying on the good Wv^rk.
The boys have been taken out for periodical cruises on Govern-
ment boats, also taken over large vessels in the harbour, to
familiarize them with the different parts of a ship and the workings
of the same.
They are taught to box the compass, take soundings, splicing
and knotting, rules of the road ; to handle a boat, row, swim, etc.,
and when a boy gets through his training he is an all-round handy
We have now made arrangeme. u to place boys as able seamen
or cadets to train for officers on some of the leading ocean service
DURING THE PAST TWO MONTHS WE HAVE
PLACED OVER TWENTY OP OUR BOYS IN SUCH
POSITIONS. A Central Registry is kept at Wavy League Head-
quarters of boys eligible for these places and enabling us to fill, at
a minute's notice, a request f ' a seaman or other hand.
The Brigades need funds to carry on, and here r ain your
membership fee or donation goes to help us finance this national
Admiral of the Fleet, Viscount Jsllicoe, when miking his
recommendations to the Fedi;ral Parliament in Ottawa, referred
to the excellent work the Boys Brigades were doing, and added
that great credit was due those who were spending their money
and time in furthering the objects.
Ltit but not leaat, we endeavour to adjust difficultio which
•ailori of both services find themselves faced with, and we have
arrangements whereby we are able to place sailors in positions,
afloat or ashore, which will coincide with their respective abilities
and inclinations. During the past twelve months a great many
returned sailors were placed in positions, and other forms of help
have been rendered in many cases.
Help us today by becoming a member or contributing to our
funds, as we feel sure you appreciate fully THE ABSOLUTE
NECESSITY OP CANADA BUILDING UP HSR OWN MER-
CANTILE MARINE, MANNED BY CANADIANS, to take care
of her own seaborne trade, and by so doing help to carry the
$fiOO,000,000.00 worth of annual Canadian exports and imports in
our own ships, instead of in foreign vessels.
REMEMBER. We are doing our best to make our children'
proud of Canada and of our Empire. We are showing them what
lea-power has done for us in the past and the necessity for main-
taining it throughout the future.
WILL YOU HELP THIS GREAT WORK?
Send your mtmbership or donation today to the Secretary of
your Local Branch or to the Provincial Secretary-Treasurer,
Rooms 203-4, Stobart Building, Victoria, B. C.
The Schedule of Membership Fees is as follows :
Life Membership SIOOOO
Sustaining Member aOO annually
Contributmg Member 4,00 "
Member ------.. jqq "
Junior Member (under 18 years of age) - - 25
"The Sailor"— Official Organ of the Navy League
of Canada (published monthly) - - i.oo "
Hon. President - - - Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, K C M G
Hon. Vice-President a. C. Flumerfelt, F.sq.
President - H. J. Davis, Esq.
Vice-President E. W. Dean. Esq.
Secretary-Treasurer - - - H. F. Helmsing. Lieut. R.N.V.R
Hon. Educational Secretary - - - Mrs. C. D. Neroutsos.
Secretary, Executive Committee, B. C. Division,
T. P. Crowther, Lieut. R.N.V.R.
Provincial Head Office :
203-4 Stobart Building, Victoria, B. C.
Navy League of Canada
I hereby apply for enrollment m ■
Member of the NAVY LEAGUE OF CANADA, and endoM
• to cover Annual Membcnhip Dues.
I also enclose One Dollar, for which please send
the Official Organ of the Navy League, to my address ai
below for one year.